AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:05:08 -0400 Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:53:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/28/US-MED--Virus.Drug-Pediatricians/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Virus.Drug-Pediatricians c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7282 CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:53:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/28/US-Veterans-Health-Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Veterans-Health-Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-71fd WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:05:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/28/US-MED-Fist-Bumps-Germs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Fist-Bumps-Germs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7283 NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:40:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/27/US--Ebola-American.Doctor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-American.Doctor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7567 BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group official said Sunday. Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:39:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/27/AF--West.Africa-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--West.Africa-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-73b6 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa — the largest ever recorded. APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:32:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/27/US--Veterans-Health.Care/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Veterans-Health.Care c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7406 WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. List of proposed new VA medical facilities Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:23:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/27/US-Veterans-Health-Care-List/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Veterans-Health-Care-List c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7354 Proposed new Veterans Affairs medical facilities, part of an agreement reached Sunday between House and Senate leaders negotiating a bill to reform the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' access to health care. CBOC stands for community based outpatient clinic, or a walk-in clinic. Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:51:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/26/AF--Nigeria-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Nigeria-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-78d4 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:34:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/26/US--Senate-Montana-Plagiarism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Senate-Montana-Plagiarism c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7a11 HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:24:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/26/US--Montana.Senator-Plagiarism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Montana.Senator-Plagiarism c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7b8d HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/25/Nigeria-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Nigeria-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7d85 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. Correction: Rural Investment Dollars story Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:06:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US-Rural-Investment-Dollars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Rural-Investment-Dollars c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-c12 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 24 about a new rural investment fund announced by the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Colorado-based CoBank is donating $10 billion to a fund for rural investment projects. The bank is making the money available for loans. Pelvis pix victims must feel trauma to share $190M Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:14:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/25/US--Gynecologist-Secret.Recordings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Gynecologist-Secret.Recordings c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7d04 BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money. W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:55:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/25/US-Clinic-Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Clinic-Investigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7d86 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's license within a decade. Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:42:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US--Taxes-Health.Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Taxes-Health.Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-6d1 MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:50:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US--Tuberculosis.Patient-Arrest.Warrant/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Tuberculosis.Patient-Arrest.Warrant c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-853 STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk. Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:46:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US-Taxes-Health-Overhaul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Taxes-Health-Overhaul c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-757 MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year under the new health care law. Feds cap maximum fine this year for not buying health insurance at $2,448 per person Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:44:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-756 MIAMI (AP) — Feds cap maximum fine this year for not buying health insurance at $2,448 per person. Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:12:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US-MED--Lou.Gehrig_s.Disease/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Lou.Gehrig_s.Disease c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-910 NEW YORK (AP) — The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:55:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US-MED-HPV-Vaccinations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-HPV-Vaccinations c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-967 NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.